Sessions:Top of Page

August 15, 2012 – September 21, 2012
September 24, 2012 - November 2, 2012
November 5, 2012 – December 20, 2012
January 14, 2013 – March 1, 2013
March 4, 2013 – April 19, 2013
April 22, 2013 – June 7, 2013

Schedule:Top of Page

  • Blue Jay Afternoons begin promptly at 2:20 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • 2:20 pm to 3:20 pm – First Hour will consist of Homework Help based on your student’s grade.
  • 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm - Second Hour provides the student a choice to participate in either an enrichment course, or recreation course.
  • 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm - Third Hour provides the student the opportunity to participate in additional enrichment courses.
  • Free snack and transportation are provided daily.

Attendance and Departure:Top of Page

Safety is the priority of the afterschool program to ensure this we take a daily attendance multiple times, once at the beginning of each class. Our Funding requires that students maintain a minimum attendance rate of 90% (approximately 3 absences a month). We have limited space available so students who are not able to meet these requirements will be dropped from the program. For this reason it is extremely important that you fully understand what is stated on the “Early Release Policy” and “Student Release Form” that you have signed.

Students leaving their Class must check out at the Blue Jay's Office and are required to sign out after 5:00 pm from The Blue Jay's Program.  Parents must decides which time their student may sign out from the program after 5:00 pm. Unless there are special circumstances, these are the only times the students may leave the Blue Jay Afterschool program.

Courses Offered:Top of Page

  • Homework Support Class: Students have the opportunity to complete assignments, Read, projects, and long term assignments.
Placement in intervention classes are by referrals from school staff. Parents, please talk to your child’s teacher if you would like your child to participate in the Intervention courses.This course is not designed for homework completion.

  • Recreation courses: We offer a multitude of sports, including volleyball, soccer, basketball, dodge ball, zumba, and baseball, among others. There sport class is offered twice a week.
  • Enrichment courses: In our enrichment courses students will have the opportunity to learn how to cook, bake, scrapbook, or participate in dance, singing, guitar lessons, and arts & crafts.

Waiting List Policy:Top of Page

Blue Jays Afterschool Program is a first come first serve basis. Our waiting list is categorized by grade and date when parent registered or those students who are enrolling at Gray Avenue Middle School for the first time. When space is available in a given grade level, our Blue Jays Program will contact parent or guardian.

Students that maintained good behavior in past years at Blue Jay Afternoons and who have attended the program an average of 3 hours per day for the 2011-2012 school year are invited for priority enrollment for 2012-2013.

Late Pick Ups:Top of Page

The Afterschool Program closes promptly at 6 pm. Blue Jay Afternoons has a policy on late pick-ups: The 1st late pick-up will be a warning; the 2nd late pick-up will result in your child getting dropped form the Afterschool program.  Only families that can comply with our policies will be able to remain apart of Blue Jays Afternoons